Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
If you have some idea about the types of classes you wish to take, this drop-in lab may be ideal for you. Academic advisors are on hand to assist you with the process of enrolling for classes.
Where: RVC Main Campus, Student Center, 2nd Floor
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
If you are unsure about the career you wish to pursue or the classes you wish to take, it would be best for you to schedule an appointment to talk with an advisor to customize your career path. To schedule your appointment we invite you to call the RVC location that best suits your needs:
1. RVC Main Campus (3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford)
a. Academic & Transfer Advising (AA/AS degree students)......815-921-4100
b. Career Services, Advising and Placement (AAS/Certificate students)......815-921-4091
2. RVC Stenstrom Center for Career Education ………………………815-921-4146
(4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford – next to Jefferson High School)
3. RVC Learning & Opportunity Center.…………………………………815-921-4290
(308 W. State Street, Rockford – inside of Stewart Square building)